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Here’s a do it yourself that even the least artistically inclined can pull off. All you need are a decent quality printer, the right type of paper, and a piece of wood! If you know where to find those three, you are already on track to success!
Famous martial artist, director, and actor Jackie Chan turned 60 this year! To honor this milestone, Hong Kong artist Red Hong Yi decided to immortalize him with a portrait made entirely of chopsticks. Chan, who turned 60 on Monday, really loved the art piece and plans to display it at an upcoming concert of his.
It seems like a lofty ambition to set up American art on billboards across America, but the great museums of our nation are up to the challenge. Fifty works of art will be selected by the Art Institute of Chicago, Dallas Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York for America to vote on. These works of art will then go on display nationally on billboards, bus stations, subways and more to spread the word and culture of American fine art.
We’re all eagerly anticipating Star Wars: Episode VII. Every bit of news from J.J. Abrams’ lips is leaped upon and analyzed by the most die hard geeks out there. But sometimes, we just want to wallow in the glory of being the ultimate Star Wars fan.
Draw the blinds! There may be someone peeping in at you and using a telephoto lens to snap photos of you for artistic purposes. Ok, probably not, but the residents of a New York City Tribeca neighborhood luxury apartment building did find themselves to be the unknowing subjects of Arne Svenson's art, which ended up on the walls of the Julie Saul Gallery and on full display, where visitors of the Chelsea establishment could view or purchase the photos.
Bea Arthur might not be the first Hollywood actress people think of when the word topless comes up, but back in 1991, acclaimed artist John Currin decided to imagine the no-nonsense Golden Girls star in such a state. He procured a photograph, mentally removed the top and painted as accurate of a representation as he could. Not surprisingly, the result turned out to be some combination of jarring and beautiful.
The TSA may not always be the most popular group of all time, but as it turns out, some TSA-approved technology is pretty freakin’ sweet. The TSA scanners that have long caused innocuous airport-goers angst can actually be used for a secondary reason: to uncover hidden works of art.
In the video from the performance, Buckingham calls the music “The best stuff we’ve done in a long time,” also explaining that a new EP will be available in just a few days, although he didn’t really specify how long that would be.
One day after patrons of the Tate Modern gallery on the River Thames watched an Eastern European man walk up to the Mark Rothko classic Black On Maroon and write on it in black ink, the alleged defacer decided to try and clarify his motives. Answering to the name Vladimir Umanets, he’s apparently aware he’ll be arrested by British police in the near future but is okay with it since he was trying to make “an artistic statement” about galleries and art.
Pedro Antonio Marcuello Guzman and Maria Martha Elisa Ornelas Lazo were arrested on Tuesday for possession of a painting that had been stolen some ten years ago from the Sofia Imber Contemporary Art Museum in Venezuela. The 1925 painting “Odalisque in Red Pants” was stolen sometime after reaching the contemporary art museum in 1981 but at the time of the theft was replaced with a modestly clever fake, which was not discovered until 2003.
Over the past two decades, two of the four known copies of Edvard Munch’s The Scream have been stolen. Luckily, each was recovered, likely because selling something that rare on the black market is nearly impossible. Selling it legally to the highest bidder however is another matter entirely.
You remember that scene in Finding Forrester in which the kid used Sean Connery’s first paragraph as a jumping off point? This seems to be a little more pronounced than that. The shading, the colors and some of the details are a bit different, but it seems ludicrous that Dylan didn’t at least credit Leon Busy as his inspiration.